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Honoring Pride
each and every day

Our work doesn’t start or stop with Pride. Brought together by LGBTQIA+ employees and allies, our Pride invites everyone to join in calls for equity and equality – every day of the year.

This fight is our collective fight.
It knows no boundaries and no borders.
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Cloud marketing team

Our employees’ stories prove there’s no town too small or village too remote for Pride. Though some may try to confine or legislate against LGBTQIA+ communities, Microsoft employees invite everyone to join in the actions and calls for justice and equity across all borders – be they geographical, societal or ideological.

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Last June fans asked us to release an Xbox controller for Pride. Here’s what happened next…
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Queer representation matters,
visibility matters
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Team Xbox

Our Pride collection is celebrating the nuance, intersectionality and strength of LGBTQIA+ communities by bringing together over 30 community flags in fine, interwoven and energetic designs. To honor this release, we’re donating a total of $170,000 to nonprofits that advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights around the world.

Pride Flag

Pride Flag is now open-source

Pride is not a private project. Inspired by public response, we are open-sourcing Pride flag and sharing all the assets. The flag represents over 40 LGBTQIA+ communities. Make it yours, and keep the movement going.

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“So many borders are imposed to separate us. To divide us from where we come from, who we are and how we see ourselves…to be accepted there is not only one way to be.”
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Create a welcoming space by choosing from 36 evocative 3D backgrounds for your video calls inspired by the flags of LGBTQIA+ communities.
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Pride is borderless

We are revisiting the past to viscerally understand the roots of the LGBTQIA+ movement and progress made, to collectively tell our future story today and in the future.

 

Pride in VR

Remembering Stonewall

Christopher Street Park has been at the center of the LGBTQIA+ rights movement since the historic Stonewall Uprising. We’re inviting everyone to gather in a virtual recreation of the space and relive this key milestone of the contemporary LGBTQIA+ movement.

 

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Pride in VR

Living museum

Re-live key moments of the LGBTQIA+ history in this virtual museum available everywhere in VR and 2D.

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Pride in VR

Connect with others

Pride World is a virtual place for everyone to celebrate, connect with friends, and host virtual events year-round.

Pride in VR

Voices of Pride

Join community members and allies across the globe in discussing the state of the LGBTQIA+ rights today.

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“Around the globe, women are still seen and treated as less – and we often bear the brunt of society’s expectations. Women are powerful – and when we thrive, everyone thrives.”
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$8M and counting

Together with our employees, Microsoft has donated over $8M+ to organizations that support LGBTQIA+ communities in the last year alone. To recognize the launch of our 2022 Pride campaign and products, we’re additionally contributing a total of $170,000 to OutRight Action International, African Rainbow Family, National Center for Transgender Equality, Mermaids, Lavender Project and Fulcrum UA to help in the fight for LGBTQIA+ equity and equality.

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Inequality doesn’t respect borders. So we drive to LGBTQIA+ inclusion and equity around the world, both through our own internal policies as well as external advocacy efforts
John Galligan
Global Public Affairs, Microsoft

Standing up for LGBTQIA+ equity since 1989

This Pride, LGBTQIA+ communities at Microsoft are illuminating the interconnected nature of the challenges we face – and calling for a unified global response across all borders, both real and perceived.

Developed with the global LGBTQIA+ employees and allies across Microsoft, our campaign celebrates the nuance, vibrancy and strength of the many LGBTQIA+ communities – and how closely they’re connected. Thirty-three flags representing different LGBTQIA+ identities, one Ally flag and one Polyamory flag make up this year’s designs. We hope they remind you that by coming together across groups and bridging borders, we can create change for LGBTQIA+ communities and beyond.

Our work doesn’t start or stop with Pride. Microsoft introduced sexual orientation into our non-discrimination policies in 1989 – and we’ve been driving LGBTQIA+ inclusion ever since.

In 1993, we began offering employee benefits for same-sex domestic partnerships, making us one of the first companies in the world to do so. We stood as a public supporter for marriage equality even before it became legal in the United States – and we continue to advocate for every type of family.

Today, we operate in over 120 countries, many of which still don’t provide legal protections for LGBTQIA+ individuals. By supporting our employees through global advocacy, charitable giving and better workplace practices, we’re hoping to make a difference for LGBTQIA+ communities and beyond, as our drive for positive global impact continues.

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“Show your Pride” is available in the following apps.

iOS: Outlook, Teams, OneNote, Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Android: Outlook and Teams Mac: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. In Outlook, you can find the Pride themes in Settings > Appearance. In all other apps, you can find Pride theme in Settings.

Progress Pride Flag ©quasar.digital LLC 2022. Polyamory Pride Flag by Molly Colleen Bennett Wilvich, CC BY-SA 4.0.